In Search Of The Castaways

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

In Search Of The Castaways (1962 Movie)In Disney’s In Search Of The Castaways, an earthquake, a flash flood, an avalanche, a volcano, alligators, jaguars, mutineers, and man-eating Maoris block the steps of a shipping company owner, a scientist, and the two children of a lost sea captain as they circle the earth along the 37th parallel from instructions in a bottled note the scientist has recovered from a shark’s stomach.

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  • Year Released: 1962
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $21.7 million
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  • Hayley Mills: Mary Grant
  • Maurice Chevalier: Jacques Paganel
  • George Sanders: Thomas Ayerton
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White: Lord Glenarvan
  • Michael Anderson, Jr.: John Glenarvan
  • Antonio Cifariello: Thalcave, the Indian Chief
  • Keith Hamshere: Robert Grant
  • Wilfrid Brambell: Bill Gaye
  • Jack Gwillim: Captain Grant
  • Inia Te Wiata: Maori Chief
  • Ronald Fraser: Guard at Dockyard Gate
  • Norman Bird: Senior Yacht Guard
  • George Murcell: Ayerton’s Assistant
  • Mark Dignam: Rich Man at Yacht Party
  • Michael Wynne: Crooked Sailor
  • David Spenser: South American Guide
  • Milo Sperber: Crooked Sailor
  • Roger Delgado: Patagonian Prisoner
  • Barry Keegan: Irish Claimant
  • Maxwell Shaw: Sailor
  • Andreas Malandrinos: Crooked Sailor


  • Director: Robert Stevenson
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Music: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

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